Do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but your results vary from good to disastrous? Or, maybe you just want to take your cooking to the next level. In any case, digital meat thermometers will help you a great deal. In this day, they are incredibly inexpensive and offer many useful functions that will make your kitchen life a lot easier.
But, there are also plenty of simply bad, unreliable models, and that is where we come in. These reviewed digital meat thermometers list is comprised of the most accurate, durable, budget (but solid) and unique models that will give you the best bang for the buck.
So, here are the 18 Best Digital Meat Thermometers.
Next, we have a high-end thermometer from Taylor Precision Products. This model combines a probe with infrared technology in order to measure the internal and surface temperatures of various foods. The temperature range is -67 to 482° Fahrenheit for infrared and up to 626° Fahrenheit for a probe. To read dark, reflective surfaces, this thermometer also offers adjustable emissivity. A Hold setting is also included, so you can freeze the last temperature on the screen.
The stainless steel probe is 5 inches long and has a step-down tip, so it makes smaller punctures. Long battery life is guaranteed thanks to the auto shut-off function. This model uses 2 AAA batteries, which are also included.
This is a solid, high-end model.
The designers at Taylor Precision prove one more time they make excellent digital in-oven thermometers. This thermometer provides very accurate readings in the range of 32 to 392° F (0 to 200 ° C). You can select between Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures to be displayed, and all information can be seen on a large, dual LCD display with incredible ease.
An alarm will alert you as soon as the optimal temperature is reached and the thermometer can also be manually programmed to your liking. Durability is ensured with a 4-foot silicone cord and a food-grade steel probe. For ease of use, there is a built-in magnet and stand-up display. This model works on 2 AAA batteries, which are included with your purchase.
Overall, this is yet another model that will make you feel like a proficient chef.
Cuisinart’s CSG-625 is an infrared surface meat thermometer that looks more like a scanner from a science fiction movie. It can accurately read temperatures up to 716° F and display it in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. The LCD with backlight makes sure that you can read it even in the dark.
It features an infrared laser that can detect temperatures of even the smallest objects, from up to 12 inches away.
The auto shut-off function activates after 10 minutes to save battery life. A 9-volt battery is included with the thermometer. It also features a clip with which you can attach it to the smoker’s grate. Unfortunately, the model is not waterproof. This thermometer is available in silver or black.
Cuisinart provides the market with a solid, infrared thermometer that will leave you impressed.
Another great choice comes in the form of the Habor 022. This digital meat thermometer is FDA-approved, and the 4.7-inch probe will provide you with a temperature readout in 4-6 seconds. It has a protective sheet and is easy to both store and transport. The auto-shutoff function guarantees that the battery will last you a long time. The supported temperature range goes from -58° F to 572° F.
The accuracy of this thermometer is +/- 2° F, but it’s important that you never leave it in a high-temperature area for too long to preserve the accuracy. The Habor 022 is also not completely waterproof, which is a little disappointing. Choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit, and it will be displayed on a bright LCD screen.
All in all, this is a good thermometer that will last you a long time if you take the proper precautions.
We will start this list with a digital meat thermometer from ThermoPro. With the TP03A model, you will get an accurate temperature readout in a matter of seconds (4-7). It features a 3.9-inch stainless steel probe that has a high precision sensor, with a temperature range of -58° F to 572° F. You can also choose if you want the temperature to be displayed in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
The probe can also be rotated 180 degrees. This model is extremely accurate, as it can deviate only within +/- 0.9° F. The LCD screen offers an ultra-clear display. The TP03A is intuitive to use, can be folded easily, and can lock into a base, which is good for portability. For storage, it has a hook and also a magnetic back. To conserve energy, there is an auto-shutoff feature that will start if the readout stays the same for 10 minutes. The thermometer is powered by a single AAA battery, which is also included in your purchase. It can be used for an oven, grill, smoker, meat, milk, and other foods and liquids.
This model combines a budget price (approximately $12) with astounding quality, which makes it our first pick.
The list continues with another model from ThermoPro, simply because they are that good. The TP-16 combines a meat thermometer and a timer in order to present you with the most accurate data. It also offers USDA approved temperature presets for different types of meat: beef well, beef medium, ham, poultry, beef rare, etc. You can also manually input your desired settings.
The timer has a countdown and count-up option which goes all the way up to 99 hours. The probe is extremely durable and can withstand temperatures up to 716° F (380° C). It offers Celsius and Fahrenheit readings ranging from 32° F to 572° F (0° to 300° C). The readings are taken with pretty high accuracy (+/-1.8° F) with a 6.5-inch stainless steel probe.
The probe is food-grade and has a step-down tip design. The thermometer also has a fairly large LCD display, which can easily be read from a distance. And you will never miss the perfect time to remove the meat, thanks to the alarm function. The TP-16 also features a stainless steel mesh cable that is used to connect the probe and base, which stays outside of the oven.
This is another strong model from ThermoPro, offering remarkable accuracy at an affordable price.
Next, we have a sharp-looking thermometer made by Alpha Grillers. It will provide you with accurate readings in 2-5 seconds, which will then be displayed on the large dial. It offers high accuracy of +/- 1° F in a temperature range of -4° F to 392° F.
After you are done, flip the probe back to activate the auto-shutoff function. For easier storage, this model features a back magnet. There is also a calibration feature.
This thermometer is ideal for any cooking environment: gas, electric, charcoal, deep frying, and brewing. It is completely waterproof and ultra-durable. With this model, you also get a detailed, laminated temperature guide, so you will always know what temperature your food should be.
All in all, this is another solid model that brings no risk thanks to its lifetime money back guarantee.
ThermoPro strikes yet again with a great wireless model. The TP-07 features a receiver and transmitter that come pre-synchronized from the factory, so it is ready to use from the get-go. All you need to do is put batteries in, which are also included. The probe works in temperatures ranging from 32° F to 572° F, with a stunning +/- 1.5° F accuracy.
This thermometer features a smart, LCD backlit screen that will present you the reading in 1 of 3 possible colors, depending on the temperature it receives. The stainless steel, 6.5-inch probe has a step-down tip design, which guarantees a precise and quick reading. The probe is connected to a transmitter through a 40-inch, reinforced stainless steel mesh cable.
The wireless transmitter also contains programmed preset temperatures that are recommended by the USDA. The programs included are beef, veal, chicken, pork, lamb, fish, and poultry. Of course, all of them can be manually preprogrammed to suit your particular taste. This thermometer also has a countdown timer with an alarm, so you will always know when your meat should be done. An e-book is also included in the price and will arm you with some tasty recipes.
This is another amazing thermometer that makes for an easy choice.
Here we have an amazing digital thermometer from Surround Point. With it, you can measure temperatures in the range of -58° F to 572° F (-50-300° C). What makes this model stand out is that it broadcasts the current temperature of food to voice. That makes it ideal for outdoor grilling events. It is also intuitive and absolutely safe. You will receive accurate readings in only 4 seconds.
The temperature can also be displayed on the LCD screen in Fahrenheit or Celsius, with 1 degree of deviation. The probe is made out of food-grade stainless steel. It also features an auto shut off function. You’ll also get access to an e-book with this model.
Overall, this is a solid model that will appeal to many, thanks to the text-to-voice function.
Another great thermometer comes from Deiss. This is a sharp-looking model made out of high-quality ABS plastic that is very durable. It is both waterproof (with an IP67 certification) and easily storable. So, you can check the temperature of milk, coffee, or hot chocolate. It features a long, 4.5-inch, antibacterial probe, which is also foldable. It reads temperatures in 2-3 seconds, which makes this one of the fastest models on the market.
The Deiss PRO is quite precise and provides readings in the range from – 58° F to 572° F with a +/- 1° F accuracy. A nice memory function is included to give you past min-max readings. It also comes with a built-in magnet, so you can stick it to the fridge or oven hood and forget about it.
This thermometer also features a high-quality LCD backlight display and has an auto switch-off option that will activate if the idle time exceeds 10 minutes. You can also switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius with a push of a button. This is also an FDA-certified model for enhanced peace of mind.
The Deiss PRO is an excellent model that deserves its place in any kitchen.
Next, we have another great model from Kizen. This is another ultra-fast thermometer, providing accurate readings in only 3 seconds. There is a possible deviation of only +/-1 degree, and it gives readings in the range of -58-527° F. And aside from taking oven temperatures, you can also use it for deep frying, baking, and beverages. That is because this model is also rated IP67 waterproof and can be washed without any worry whatsoever.
The thermometer is made out of durable ABS plastic, which can withstand many drops before it finally cracks. The premium probe is made of food-grade stainless steel. The readings are shown on a bright and large LCD screen. It features a built-in magnet and a hanging hole, so you can easily store it out of the way. It works on CR 2032 batteries, and you get 2 of them with your purchase. The standard auto-off function is also included.
This model comes with an online cookbook on modern cooking, so you will feel like a pro chef in no time. And the people at Kizen are so confident in the quality of their product that they are giving 100% money back guarantees if you are not satisfied.
This thermometer is available in red, velvet red, and jet black color options.
The folks at Simple Goods sure know how to make a good meat thermometer. You will get very accurate readings in a stunning 2 seconds in the range of -58-572° F. The temperature deviation is only +/-1° F, which cements this model among the most precise. The dimensions of the LCD backlit display are 1.65 x 0.57 inches, which makes it easy to read. You can switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius as well.
A temperature chart is printed on the thermometer for your reference. It also features a built-in bottle opener, that will come in handy during BBQ’s. Storage is also made easy with the inclusion of the magnetic back. The foldable probe is made out of high-quality steel and is 5 inches long. The thermometer comes pre-calibrated, so it is very easy to use.
All in all, you can’t go wrong with this model from Simple Goods.
Competition is challenging in the world of digital meat thermometers, but GDEALER delivers. This thermometer if of commercial-grade quality (read durable) and has a range of -58 to 572° F (-50-300° C). An accurate reading is provided in 3 to 4 seconds, with a possible deviation of +/-2° F. This model is waterproof as well (IP67), so you can use it in liquids or clean it easily and not worry about the electronics. The probe is foldable and is 4.6 inches long.
A 10-minute auto-off function is also included, so the battery will be saved if you forget to turn it off. This model can be used on a wide variety of things, such as food, coffee, milk, and bath water. Durability is achieved with an ABS plastic body. And with hold function, you can keep old temperature measurements in the memory.
This thermometer does have a calibration feature. To calibrate it, prepare a cup with 60% ice and 40% water. First, test it to get a close temperature. Next, press the CAL button, wait a few moments, and voila!
The backlit LCD display lights for 5 seconds at a time, which is more than enough for easy reading. And the ideal place to store it is on the fridge, thanks to the built-in magnet. On the hook, you’ll also have a handy bottle opener.
This model is available in black and red.
This cool-looking thermometer comes from SMARTPRO. The ST59 features a sensitive, colorful touchscreen that is easy to navigate. The backlit LCD display is especially useful if you use it at night. This model contains temperatures for 8 meat types (lamb, beef, veal, hamburger, turkey, chick, fish, and pork) and degrees of doneness (well, medium, rare). If those don’t suit you, you can always manually change them with ease. This thermometer is recommended by the USDA.
The ST59 also features a built-in timer with an alarm. The probe is 6.7 inches long and collapsible. It can show temperatures from -58° F to 482° F. The thermometer can be attached to the fridge or range hood easily, as it has two strong magnets. It also has a stand on the back, which is nice.
This is an awesome model that will make you feel like a professional cook in no time.
GDEALER’s DT9 thermometer will read food temperature in 2-4 seconds. The temperature range is from -58° F to 572° F and its accuracy is between +/- 1-2 ° F, depending on the temperature. The 4.6-inch stainless steel probe is food-grade and has an auto-on and off function, which is convenient. The LCD has a backlit display that makes it easy to read the temperature. It also features a calibration function. The DT9 is also IP 67 waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about washing it or using it in liquid.
This model is an absolute bestseller, and it is easy to see why. We recommend it for any household.
Here we have another wireless digital meat thermometer. It comes armed with 2 food and 1 oven probes, so you can monitor 2 slices of meat simultaneously. The probes are made out of food-grade stainless steel and are waterproof. They will also withstand temperatures of up to 716° F. And you can monitor the meat from up to 230 feet away. The thermometer also has a count-up and countdown function and will beep and flash to make you aware of what time it is.
It also features 8 meat settings and 5 different doneness levels. You can also manually input your ideal temperatures. The large LCD backlit screen guarantees you will always be able to read your temperature, and it displays both Celsius and Fahrenheit.
This is an ultra-modern digital thermometer that will surely make your cooking experiences a little bit easier.
Here we have a sharp, in-oven thermometer made by Polder. This is a high-tech model that features a pre-settable alarm. You can program it to turn on when the time runs out, or when the ideal temperature is reached. Then, you will hear a loud 5-minute alarm that will be hard to miss. The thermometer works with temperatures ranging from 32-392° F, and the temperature can be displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius degrees.
As this is an in-oven model, it comes equipped with a long, 43-inch probe wire. For power, the thermometer uses one AAA battery, which is included in the package. The 362-90 also memorizes frequently used settings, which is a great idea. Plus, you can see the readout from a distance, thanks to the large LCD screen with a flip-top design. For convenience, the thermometer can also be mounted on a wall.
All in all, this is another solid model that surely has its use in any modern kitchen.
We will conclude this list with a solid Grillaholics Wi-Fi thermometer. With this model, you can get readings from the comfort of your sofa (up to 200 feet away). This is an intuitive model that is ready to go as soon as you unbox it. The temperature settings are pre-programmed, which makes using this a breeze. There are 8 different meat and 5 temperature settings for every possible preference, but if you don’t like the presets, you can always set it up manually.
The LCD screen is wide and backlit. The probe is connected to a durable 48-inch, stainless steel cord, which is more than enough.
This may be the last model on the list, but it still offers great functionality for its price.